Filling and bleeding wheel circuits
Do not allow brake fluid to come into contact with
painted parts of the motorcycle as brake fluid de-
Filling and bleeding front wheel circuit
Integral brakes, the rear brake must be ready for
Install rear brake pads and brake caliper, if appli-
Place the motorcycle on its centre stand.
Open front wheel-circuit reservoir (1).
Remove front brake pads.
Wrap cloths around the left and right brake cali-
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Do not scrape the wheel – mask it off if necessary.
Use resetting tool, BMW No. 34 1 531, and
locator, BMW No. 34 1 532, to force the pistons
in the left and right brake calipers all the way
back and hold them in this position.
To prevent brake fluid entering the plugs, do not dis-
connect the plugs from the ABS pressure modula-
If necessary, use a cable tie to secure the bleed
hose to the bleed screw.
After switching on the ignition, always wait for the
BMW Integral ABS to complete its self-diagnosis.
Do not operate the brake lever until self-diagnosis
Screw container, BMW No. 34 1 581,
onto front wheel circuit reservoir.
Slowly fill container, BMW No. 34 1 581, with
new brake fluid until it is approximately 1/2 full.
Connect the brake bleeding device to the bleed
screw of the left brake caliper, but do not switch
on the device.
Switch on the ignition.
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